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Research Associate Basic Science

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Research Associate – Basic Science to support the Next Generation Therapies for Fertility Preservation department!

This position will work Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

This position is grant-funded.

Research in the lab focuses on the use of stem cells, gene therapy and transplantation methods to treat infertility. This position will be responsible for managing a large animal colony to supply the research needs to the laboratory, process and analyze patient samples, perform molecular biology research, perform mouse embryo manipulation and small animal surgery. 
Conducts and manages independent research, assists with grant applications and manuscript preparation and trains research personnel.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of grant applications including budget preparation and justification.  Obtain approval for research projects from review committees.  Assist in manuscript preparation.
  • Conduct research in a manner that maintains and promotes scientific integrity, and ensure that research projects and environment comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Develop research projects including protocol design, budget preparation and justification, data collection and analysis and data storage.
  • Effectively communicates progress of research projects via meetings with, and written reports to, research investigators.
  • Maintain and expand research expertise by acquiring new research techniques and keeping abreast of new knowledge.
  • Plan and implement training programs for Research Assistants on research activities and practice including grant application, budget management, data analysis, record keeping and scientific integrity.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Supervise research assistants and monitors budgets. Responsible for record keeping, inventory and equipment management.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a basic science or clinical research area relevant to research activities to be performed with at least one-year experience; OR Bachelor degree in a basic science with at least three years' experience working within a biomedical research environment, which would include coordinating and executing a research protocol including manuscript preparation.
  • Experience working with mice HIGHLY preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in the design and implementation of research projects.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to manage and train research personnel, and to effectively communicate and interface with faculty and hospital staff.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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